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See our Club Meetings page or the Calendar page for future meetings.

Next Member Meeting:
(usually 2nd Thursdays, but not in summer)
Social at 6:30pm, Dinner at 7:00pm
check our calendar for this month's location.
If you can't attend, call Bill Wymelenberg

Next Exec Board Meeting:
(usually 4th Wednesdays) starting at 7:00pm. check our calendar for this month's location.
If you want to know more about what your club is doing, attend a Board meeting. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Lions Club Mission Statement is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Club service.

On November 10, 1955, a group of 27 Greendale men, under the sponsorship of the Cudahy Lions Club, received notice from Lions International that their request to form a club was accepted. A charter was granted on January 3, 1956, and the group assembled on February 18, 1956 to formally accept the charter. Charles Bates, the club's first president, accepted the charter. The objectives of Lionism, unselfish service to its community, were well carried out is well attested by the club's record. Help for the blind and the deaf, betterment of the community, improvement of the health and welfare of the citizenry, were among its goals then and continue to be today.

An annual Pancake Breakfast, began on the Youth Memorial Building grounds in 1960, and continues to this day, currently in the high school cafeteria. That fundraiser supported the Lions Quest program in the schools for many years, and currently helps provide college scholarships.

Ever since the first dunking booth, the Lions have maintained a presence at 4th of July and Village Days celebrations. Staffing of amusements games on the high school grounds has evolved into the current well-provisioned beer garden adjacent to the Village Gazebo. Sales, there, of food and refreshments, along with a raffle and Rummage on the Green, has become the club's main source of funds to support humanitarian efforts.

The longest running service project is the annual Easter Egg Hunt, dating back to 1965. Other projects over the years included installation of play equipment in Lions Park, participation with Lenscrafters in free vision screenings and conducting outings for the blind.

The club has had a roster of about 60 members through most of its existence. During that time, nine members have been awarded Melvin Jones fellowships for their exceptional service to Lionism. The Greendale Lions Club is a club with a proud history and a promising future.

The Greendale Lions Club . . . a real jewel of an organization in its golden year. It's a club with a proud history and a promising future.

Be a part of the Greendale Lions. Join us.

Call Membership Chair Terry Patzkefor more information.